An EARLY SHOW with Seattle-based dream pop outfit Seapony. Doors at 6:30, music at 7pm.
6:30pm | $6.00 advance $7.00 day of show
FREE CD COPY OF SEAPONY'S NEW ALBUM "A VISION" FOR THE FIRST 10 ADVANCE TICKET BUYERS!
Taking their cue from the indie pop bands of yore (particularly twee pop acts like the Softies, Talulah Gosh, and the Field Mice), Seapony sound every bit as dreamy, soft, and sweet as their name implies. Seapony formed in 2010, when Danny Rowland and Jen Weidl moved to Seattle. They teamed up with bassist Ian Brewer, Rowland's childhood friend and former bandmate, and the band was born. The newly minted trio wasted no time in recording an album's worth of tunes. Shortly after posting a handful of finished tracks online, the band was picked up by then-fledgling label Double Denim Records; Seapony's debut 7" single, Dreaming, was released on that label soon after. The band's profile enjoyed a healthy boost thanks to the single; by the time 2011 rolled around, Dreaming was featured on Pitchfork and made its way into the rotation on college radio stations. Seapony played their very first live gig soon after. The band's debut full-length album, Go with Me, was released on Hardly Art in 2011, and they will release new album A Vision on July 31st 2015!
Holocene and Coco B present...
with resident DJs:
10pm | $5.00 day of show
SNAP! Is a monthly party that happens every last Friday of the month at Holocene in Portland, Oregon. This DANCE PARTY is held down by resident DJs Doc Adam and Colin Jones, and hosted by Ms Coco B. The vision behind the party is to offer a slice of nostalgia that will bring booty-shaking, head-nodding and memories of all those awesome middle school dances. SNAP! is proud to have hosted some of the most talented DJs/Producers touring the world currently. Here are some of the great artists that SNAP! has had the pleasure of hosting: Sammy Bananas, Pandemonium Jones, Emynd, Dj Eleven, Evil One, Dj Beyonda, Dj Automaton, The Trashy Trash Djs and more!
8:30pm | $6.00 day of show
Soul Ipsum is myopic expression of the Self. Isolated in community, Instrumental Emotionalisms emanate across the virtual plaza as transgressions of the isolated subject.
Gardener: synthesizer psychedelia from Chicago
XRAY.FM and Holocene present...
Charts (acoustic set)
Lush dream-pop from LA-based duo Haunted Summer
8:30pm | $7.00 advance $8.00 day of show
The songs of Haunted Summer are dreamy and hypnotic, rich with orchestral strings and sultry electronic textures, and with their EP, Something in the Water, the group crafted a captivatingly-ethereal musical journey through a nostalgic world of young love and long-forgotten memories. Consisting of husband-and-wife Bridgette Moody and John Seasons, who share songwriting duties in a true collaboration, the Los Angeles duo have shared the stage and toured with groups and performers including Taken By Trees, The Polyphonic Spree, Islands, Deafheaven, Coeur De Pirate, Olafur Arnalds, Carla Morrison, Meiko, Basia Bulat, Federico Aubele, Laura Stevenson and more. They have toured the country and played venues such as The El Rey Theatre, The Great American Music Hall, The Levitt Pavilion, Amoeba Hollywood, The Observatory OC, The Glasshouse, Crescent Ballroom, North Park Theater, The Chapel, The Beauty Bar Las Vegas, Pianos, The Casbah and many more. Having completed a nine-date tour with Islands and other tour dates with David J of Bauhaus and Jacco Gardner, a 14-date headlining tour across the country, plus a month-long residency in San Francisco, Haunted Summer is poised to bring their psychedelic sound to the world.
Haunted Summer crafts languid pop music, adorned with orchestral strings and electronic textures that recall Soft Bulletin-era Flaming Lips.-Candice Aman (KXSC Radio)
Haunted Summer, lives up to its name with an even more enchanting series of dream-pop shimmers, as Bridgette Eliza Moody's vocals trail off languidly in the jet stream of husband John Seasons' majestic emissions. -Falling James (LA Weekly)
Windswept vocals, sultry strings and spacey guitar blend together beautifully. The whole thing is mysterious and engrossing enough that it gets under your skin and stirs your own private nostalgia. -Billy Gil (Amoeba Blog)
Haunted Summer features Bridgette Moody and John Seasons, who share songwriting and performing duties in a true collaboration. The result is a very pretty, psychedelic sound with ethereal vocals from Bridgette, who comes into her own as a lead vocalist. -Julia Stoller (The Boston Music Survival Guide)
GRAN RITMOS ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY!
Chancha via Circuito (ZZK, Argentina)
Verano Peligroso (Mexitas, Mexico City)
Sameros (Portland's newest cumbia band!)
Coast2C (Gran Ritmos)
DJ Michael Bruce (Gran Ritmos)
Join us for the 1 year anniversary of GRAN RITMOS, a dance party celebrating cumbia and other Latin rhythms!
9pm | $8.00 advance $10.00 day of show
Gran Ritmos is a party based in Portland that seeks to explore new and old sounds of dance music in Latin and Pan American regions. This month we celebrate Gran Ritmos' first year! For this occasion Gran Ritmos has prepared a unique night with very special guests from Argentina and Mexico City. A night to experience diverse sounds from talented artists all night long from one of the pioneers of Digital Cumbia and Andean electronic mysticism, Chancha Via Circuito to the new Portland Cumbia sounds of Sameros and the tropical vibes and techno barrio of Mexico City's duo, Verano Peligroso. Having such an expansive lineup from all over the Pan-Americas is exactly what encompasses Gran Ritmos' ideals and ultimately what moves the dance floor.
Argentinian producer Pedro Canale aka Chancha Via Circuito returns from a three year sojourn with his long awaited third album, Amansara. Originally coming out of Buenos Aires's famed digital cumbia scene, Chancha has notoriously broken way outside those boundaries to forge unprecedented mergers between Brazilian rhythms, Paraguayan harp, Andean mysticism and the solitude of Argentinian folklore - all processed through his own futuristic strain of post-dubstep.
Verano Peligroso (Dangerous Summer) is a boy/girl band from Mexico City with Jacinto (synth player /producer / DJ) and EsaMiPau! (Radio DJ / DJ) bringing tropical vibes and sunshine to ears that are willing to listen and dance while they're at it.
Portland Cumbia band Sameros features members of Soda Pop Kids, Denver and Modest Mouse. Sameros is heavily influenced by psychedelic Cumbia, Boleros and Afrobeat bands like Julio Jaramillo, Fela Kuti, Los Mirlos and Los Destellos. Their sound was sharpened though extensive travel and touring through Nigeria, Mexico and South America as members of The Soda Pop Kids and No Tomorrow Boys.
Michael Bruce, experimenting within the realm of Tropical Music over the past decade, has produced remixes and originals for Tropical Bass (Germany), Latino Resiste (Toronto), Boomarmnation (PDX), Sahel Sounds (PDX), and Folcore (Barcelona) labels among others. While under the heavy influence of Latin American rhythms, he supports a more light-hearted bass music for the dance floor served at the appropriate temperature.
Born and raised in Mexico City, Coast2c began DJing six years ago. Her influences come from a wide variety of electronic genres including house, techno and deep basslines mixed with her favorite Latin American producers. She has been a resident DJ in many venues in Mexico City such as the Cultural Center of Spain, Club Social Rhodesia and El Imperial.